Perhaps we're all still recovering from P8 - it was a small group for today's call, just Tim, Frederik and myself, so we kept it short.
The one topic we discussed, which emerges from activity at P8, was congruency between the work we're doing on collections and the "Digital Object Cloud" proposed approach by Larry Lannom and Peter Wittenburg (as part of the Data Fabric IG work). See http://hdl.handle.net/11304/a8877a1a-9010-428f-b2ce-5863cec4aff3 for more on this.
I raised the point that our collections model and API provide the virtual interface and actionable capabilities to one or more digital objects residing elsewhere, and support discovery use cases, and thus fit very well with proposed Digital Object Cloud model. Tim and Frederik cautioned that, in thinking about this, we should be careful not to lose sight of the idea of aggregation that is specific to the functionality of a collection. At a minimum, it seems there is enough commonality between these models that it might be worth pulling out the core abstraction and seeing if can serve both purposes. We would like to see this discussion continue.
For those of you who couldn't be at P8, a reminder that the notes from the session there can be found at https://rd-alliance.org/group/research-data-collections-wg/post/minutes-... .
Next webconference is on October 11 at our usual time, 13:00 GMT (9:00 Eastern, 15:00 Central European)